Filming Shapes and patterns in Orkney, Scotland

April 8, 2020

The Churchill Barriers, Orkney

Here’s the 7th of the series of instavideos featuring the participants, in ‘Behind the Photographer’ on the #quietlandscapes photography retreat with @margaretsoraya and @discover_still in Orkney.

The photo featured here was taken by Bill Duncan. ⁠ ⁠ We’re back at the Churchill Barriers, and it was the sunniest day you could have imagined for early March.

When I first saw it I wasn’t immediately inspired. The massive concrete blocks felt very aggressive and harsh, and the immediate focus is the shipwreck in the water, and initially I felt my shots of it were a bit ‘blah’ and ordinary. ⁠ ⁠

But walking about and just soaking up the sun and looking, and looking beyond the surface impressions, there are so many shapes and patterns, in nature and the decaying tools and wreckage, it grew on me more and more. It’s incredible for black and white photos as well, as there’s so much texture and contrast there. ⁠ ⁠

If you’re thinking that you need some video or editing, please do get in touch. I don’t just do travel filming; I also enjoy helping others get their talents recognised, and showcasing who they are and what they do. ⁠Maybe you have footage you’d like to do something with, and I can help edit it for you.⁠ ⁠

Music is Across the Railroad by Sonant, licensed with Audiio at www.audiio⁠.com

Margaret Soraya and Paul Sanders from Quiet Landscapes work really hard to create the perfect safe and nurturing environment for people to take stock and reflect on what direction they want to take their creativity in.⁠ ⁠

For more information about Margaret Soraya’s photography retreats, go to www.quietlandscapes.co.uk